Just One More Game … Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games’

Aug 24, 2012 No Comments by

Here’s a fine feature by Sam Anderson from the New York Times Magazine about mindless video games. The sort of things (Angry Birds) that have replaced the fag-break in the nation’s use of snippets of down time. This Fogey has spent an inordinate amount of time on Angry Birds and so far no 3-star level has defeated us. Which means we’re in the top million scores for most levels. Given that 200 million people are playing Angry Birds at any one time this is no mean achievement.  Trying to encapsulate such prowess on a headstone might prove a challenge.